Starting from Friday (6 May), the traffic flow to the Klang Valley from the north and east was congested as city folks return home after the Hari Raya Aidilfitri celebration.
Apart from the terrible traffic, petrol pumps along major highways on the east coast and other parts of the country were reported to be running empty, sending emotions flaring.
The price of RON95 petrol from 5-11 May is RM2.05 per litre and RM3.94 per litre for RON97.
In addition to the fuel shortage, ATM machines were also short of cash.
An annoyed netizen, Shasya tweeted, “What is happening? No fuel at the east coast region from Besut to Kuantan. Many cars are parked at the sides (of the road).
“Before going back from Shah Alam to Kemaman, was trying to fill the car. Surprisingly, RON95 out of stock, first time it happened,” she added.
Minyak tak ada. Air tak ada. Kedai makan tutup awal sebab barang habis. Ada laki bini sampai bergaduh tepi jalan sebab jalan jem 😅 pic.twitter.com/K3R2mTsTvr— Shasya Edora 🇲🇾🌺 (@shasyaedora) May 6, 2022
Another Twitter user @winn3risg, shares that there has been a major petrol shortage since Friday (5 May) in Penang.
“It’s madness this year, major gridlock. No fuel. When want to return home suddenly, car has a problem,” tweeted @izzatyysahkrii.
According to Sinar Harian, the Ministry of Domestic Trade and Consumer Affairs (KPDNHEP) confirmed there’s a fuel shortage in several petrol stations in Terengganu.
KPDNHEP chief Saharuddin Mohd Kia said investigations revealed that the shortage is due to the high petrol consumption by the Raya crowd than initially expected.
“Each petrol station has a limited petrol quantity that can be used for a set period but due to the high consumption during Raya, the petrol finished before the refill date,” he said.
Meanwhile, the Petrol Dealers Association of Malaysia (PDAM) president Datuk Khairul Anwar Abdul Aziz said it might take some time to refill the petrol stations because the heavy traffic will slow down the lorry tankers.
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